Osteoblastoma of the mandible: systematic review of the literature and report of a case.

Stomatology Department, Bauru Dentistry School, University of São Paulo, Bauru, São Paulo, Brazil.
Dentomaxillofacial Radiology (Impact Factor: 1.27). 02/2005; 34(1):1-8. DOI: 10.1259/dmfr/24385194
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ABSTRACT Benign osteoblastoma is a bone tumour that seldom occurs in the facial bones. The objective of this article is to add one more case of this rare lesion to the academic literature and to provide a systematic review of previously published cases. A new case of benign osteoblastoma is presented and clinical, radiographic and microscopic aspects, as well as differential diagnosis, treatment and follow-up are discussed. The importance of the correct diagnosis of this type of lesion is stressed, since it presents a clinical, radiographic and microscopic similarity to other bone lesions, including malignant tumours, which may lead the professional into conducting the case in an improper manner.

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